Jewellery Quarter Welcomes New Art Gallery

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Contemporary photography gallery Argentea will open its doors for the first time later this week, marking a new chapter in the history of photography in the city.  Located on St Paul’s Square in the heart of the vibrant Jewellery Quarter, the gallery will be showing contemporary photography from both British and international artists.

Officially opening to the public on Friday, 28th October, Argentea’s aim is to promote and support the careers of emerging and established artists by providing a platform to exhibit their work.

Founder of Argentea, Jennie Anderson, comments:

“Building of Birmingham’s special relationship with photography that can be traced back to its very beginning, Argentea’s opening marks an exciting time for the city’s photography scene.  Our aim is to promote an appreciation of contemporary photography by presenting a programme of well-researched, thoughtful and stimulating exhibitions.

“From choosing and transforming the space to selecting artists to exhibit, the development of Argentea has been amazing.  Now that the gallery has finally come to life I am so excited to finally welcome people through the doors later this week.”

The gallery’s opening will feature two exhibitions.  On the white walled ground floor will be ‘Notes for an Epilogue’ by Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso, whose large scale, painterly images depict a time of transition in Romania and Hungary following the fall of Communism in the late 1980s.

The gallery’s serene grey walled space is the perfect backdrop for Edinburgh based photographer Robin Gillanders’ contemplative ‘A Lover’s Complaint’.  Comprising a series of intimate, black and white still life images, they are a visual response to a series of haiku based on Roland Barthes’ book A Lover’s Discourse.

For more information about Argentea Gallery and the exhibitions please visit

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